Here we blow again: More strong winds batter B.C.’s south coast
More than 10,000 people lost their power overnight on B.C.’s south coast, as another windstorm battered the region.
By Sunday Morning, BC Hydro had restored electricity to all but about 3,000 customers on southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
A wind warning for Victoria was ended on Sunday, however warnings for both Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley remained in effect Sunday morning.
“Southwest winds gusting to 80 to 90 km/h is possible for the southern suburbs of Metro Vancouver including Richmond, Delta, Surrey and Langley. Gusts of 80 to 90 km/h are also expected over the Fraser Valley, including the towns of Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope,” stated the warning.
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The alerts come after a series of Pacific storms have doused the region with rain, dumped huge amounts of snow on the Interior and battered the south coast with winds.
The windstorm that struck the region on Dec. 20 has been deemed by BC Hydro the worst in B.C.’s history, and left more than 700,000 people without power — some of them for more than 10 days.
The City of White Rock said on Friday that damage to its iconic pier caused by the storm will take up to $6 million and eight months to repair.
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